Keynote: David K. Whitcomb, PhD
Founder and Chairman Emeritus,
Automated Trading Desk, LLC
David Whitcomb is Founder (1988) and Chairman Emeritus of Automated Trading Desk, LLC, the pioneer high
frequency trading firm. ATD was sold to Citigroup in 2007 for $680 million and at the time of its sale
accounted for 7% of all volume on the NYSE & MASDAQ Stock Markets. He is also Co-Founder & Chief
Financial Officer of the Revolutionary Sports Innovations Group, comprising Revolutionary Tennis Innovations,
LLC (2010) and Revolutionary Golf Innovations, LLC (2011).
He received a B.S. in Economics (With Highest Distinction) from Babson College in 1963 and a PhD (With
Distinction, Friedman Prize) from Columbia University in 1968. After research/faculty positions at the RAND
Corporation, NYU & City University of New York, he joined Rutgers University in 1975 and retired as Professor
of Finance Emeritus in 1999. One of the first researchers in the microstructure of securities markets, he has
published in all the major finance & economics journals and is listed among the Top 100 researchers in
financial economics (1974-1998). His business honors include Entrepreneur of the Year (Regional winner 2001)
and Outstanding Financial Executive (FMA, 2003).
Moderator: Kevin R. Mirabile
Clinical Assistant Professor of Finance,
Mr. Mirabile is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor of Finance at Fordham University where he teaches
courses on the principles of finance, alternative investing and hedge funds. Mr. Mirabile has over 30 years of
business development, regulatory, financing, accounting, trading and sales experience in financial services
dating back to 1983.
He is an author of a book on hedge fund investing entitled, “Hedge Fund Investing: A practical guide to
investor motivation, manager profits and fund performance” published by Wiley Press, January 2013 and is an
active industry consultant on the topics of hedge fund investing, operational and business model risk
assessment. Mr. Mirabile is a C.P.A., a member of the A.I.C.P.A., and a member of the Greenwich Roundtable’s
Founders Council as well as a contributor to its “Best Practices” series. Mr. Mirabile received his B.S. in
Accounting from S.U.N.Y Albany in 1983, his M.S. in Banking and Finance from Boston University in 2008 and
completed his doctoral studies with a D.P.S. degree in Finance and Economics from PACE University in May 2013.
Thomas M. Joyce
Former Chairman and CEO,
Knight Capital Group
Tom Joyce is a recognized leader in the financial services industry. He has over thirty years of experience,
both domestic and internationally, most recently as Chairman and CEO of Knight Capital Group. He joined Knight
in 2002 and retired in July 2013. From January through May of 2002, Mr. Joyce was Global Head of Trading for
S.C. Bernstein & Co.
Prior to that, he held a variety of leadership roles in the Global Institutional Equity business during his
almost fifteen years at Merrill Lynch & Co. He is a member of the Boards of Special Olympics Connecticut; the
Ronald McDonald House of NYC; and the Alfred E. Smith Foundation. Mr. Joyce received an AB in Economics from
Harvard College. He resides in Darien with his wife, Lisa. They have three children.
Assistant Professor in Finance,
Lin Tong joined Fordham University as an assistant professor in Finance in September 2014. She received her
Ph.D. degree in Finance from Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa. Her research interests are
in high frequency trading, mutual funds, behavioral finance, and asset pricing. She holds a M.S. in
Mathematics from Iowa State University and a B.A. in Mathematics from Nanjing University (China).
President and COO,
Virtu Financial LLC
Chris Concannon is President and COO of Virtu Financial LLC, a global electronic market maker. Mr. Concannon’s
responsibilities include overseeing global operations, global risk, strategy and business development.
Prior to joining Virtu Financial, Mr. Concannon was Executive Vice President of the Nasdaq OMX Group from 2003
to 2009. Prior to joining NASDAQ, Mr. Concannon was President of Instinet Clearing Services, Inc. From 1997 to
1999, Mr. Concannon was an associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. From 1994-1997, Mr. Concannon was an
attorney with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in the Division of Trading and Markets.
Mr. Concannon currently serves as a Director on the Board of the BATS Exchange and the Depository Trust &
Introduction: Keith Novick
MJK Consulting Inc.
Chairman, HFA Academic Advisory Board
Keith Novick is a senior consultant for MJK Consulting. He has worked with funds on fund marketing and
formation, investment opportunity analysis, due diligence, compliance, and capital introductions. He also
works with clients on business plan development, business development, and strategic partnerships.
Prior to consulting, Keith was a senior analyst for a private equity fund manager in the alternative
investment space. His responsibilities included new investment and portfolio due diligence, presenting
operational improvement recommendations to portfolio company management, compliance, and strategic
Keith began his career as an independent commodities trader on the floor of the New York Commodities Exchange
where he traded options and futures and managed other traders.